By: Anne Haverty
Since its first publication this biography by Anne Haverty has been recognized as a landmark in Markievicz studies, giving a historically complete account of a woman often maligned and misunderstood. Her vivid and engagingly written story will be enjoyed as much by the general reader as by the serious student of Irish history. This revised, updated edition comes with a new introduction.
The Lilliput Press is proud to publish a new edition of this illustrated landmark 1988 biography by Anne Haverty of one of the great women of Irish history, and Europe’s first elected female politician.
Aristocrat and republican, socialist and artist, feminist and free spirit, Constance Markievicz, née Gore-Booth, was a pivotal figure in the revolutionary movement that culminated in the Rising of 1916 and in its long and painful aftermath leading to Irish Independence. She was also the first woman ever elected to Parliament and to hold a Cabinet position. From the privileged nineteenth-century world of her youth at Lissadell in Sligo and an artist’s life in Paris to the dramas and disappointments of revolution and politics in Dublin, her compelling story provides an entrée to that tumultuous period in Irish history.
Born in Co. Tipperary in 1959, Anne Haverty now lives in Dublin. Her first novel, One Day as a Tiger, won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 1997. A collection of poetry, The Beauty of the Moon, was published in 1999, followed by the novels The Far Side of a Kiss (2000) and The Free and Easy (2006). Haverty has also worked as a journalist and scriptwriter. She is a member of Aosdána.
Read an interview with Anne Haverty and The Irish Independent here.
|Dimensions||136 × 216 mm|
20 Jun 2016